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June 6, 2007

Good bye and new contact info

It is time for me to say farewell to you all as Division Administrator of Student Assessment. June 8, Friday, will be my last day at ISBE. I will be going to DeKalb School District as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

At this time, no one has been hired for the Division Administrator position but Dr. Connie Wise has agreed to be interim Administrator. Connie has been with the agency for many years and is the Division Administrator for Data Analysis. She has worked very closely with Student Assessment – knows it inside and out. We are very lucky that she has agreed to take this role during the transition. Many of you know her already and know that she is an outstanding professional and administrator.

Listed below is the new contact information.

Our staff remains prepared to help you as we move into the correction period for grades 3-8 in the next few days. We will send out notices via numerous listservs when the scores are ready to post. They will be posted no later than June 11 – but if we can do it earlier, we will let you know. Please remember that the deadline for clean up for grades 3-8 is June 29.

It is Student Assessment’s intention to maintain the assessment listserv throughout the next year – it has been a great way to communicate with all of you and I hope you have found it be worth your time.

It has been an honor and privilege to work with you all. I believe we have accomplished a great deal in the last 3 years and we all know that the challenges were many. Your work with students, families and communities is most critical to the success of Illinois public education – and we see that every day. You have taught me a great deal! I wish you well and hope our paths will cross again. Thank you for all your support and work!


Contact information:
Connie Wise:
Phone: 217-782-4823 or Help Desk: 217-558-3600

Becky McCabe:

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